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Washington, D.C., (Nov. 6, 2012) – Alan R. Einhorn, CPA, is the recipient of the 2012 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award, bestowed by the Tax Division of the American Institute of CPAs, was presented today at the AICPA’s Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C. by Edward S. Karl, CPA, vice president of taxation for the AICPA.
Einhorn is the Chief Quality Officer for Deloitte Tax LLP. He works with the tax practice in a number of areas including ethics and professional standards, taxpayer and preparer responsibilities, coordination of the firm’s tax quality assurance reviews, and provides Firm guidance in the tax quality assurance area. Mr. Einhorn also frequently represents the Firm in many regulatory and legislative tax matters. Mr. Einhorn currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board for Deloitte Tax LLP and is a member of the Deloitte Tax LLP Operating Committee.
Einhorn has been a dedicated volunteer leader for the AICPA for more than 25 years. He has chaired the Tax Forms Committee, Circular 230 Education Task Force, Preparer Penalty Task Force, Tax Executive Committee, and he currently chairs the Relations with the Bar Committee. He has also served on the Task Force on IRS Restructuring Issues, Tax Practice Management Committee, Penalty & Interest Reform Task Force, SRTP Enforceability Task Force, Circular 230 Task Force, and Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee.
Einhorn has been an active volunteer with the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, has served on the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group, and is a past recipient of the AICPA Tax Division’s Distinguished Service Award.
Einhorn received his BS in accounting from the University of Maryland and his JD from George Washington University.
The annual award is in honor of Arthur J. Dixon, a CPA who had an outstanding record of service to the tax profession and to the AICPA Tax Division. Dixon was chairman of the AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee from 1977 to 1980 and posthumously won the first award named in his honor. The award was established after his death in 1981 to honor outstanding CPAs in the area of taxes.